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Water

Use of Water for Electricity

The total installed hydro capacity currently stands at 820MW or 58% of the total generation portfolio. This follows commissioning in mid-2013 of the 24MW Kindaruma third unit.

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Use of water in Agriculture

Kenya’s agriculture sector over-relies on rain fed water. The budgetary allocation to National Irrigation Board (NIB) has been enhanced over the last three years in tandem with the Government policy of increasing the area under irrigation across the country to enhance food security.

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Finance and Water

Development of water sector in Kenya has been constrained by limited funding, and planning that do not respond to increasing population and emerging trends such as institutional weakness, poor management, limited water resources, knowledge and choice of technology. Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is a state corporation established under the …

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